How do we learn “Healthy Habits?” I will share what my eighty-two years have taught me, which has been most helpful for me. At the end of this blog article, I will summarize my daily return.
How I dealt with my Heart Attack.
Loving to learn from a child as well as from a professor requires humility with a desire to receive the truth with joy from whatever source is one of my passions in life. Then knowing that the Greatest Scientist is God and in His perfection, He is the greatest in any discipline we can imagine. Ultimately, learning from Him is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to know what we learn from others is TRUE, as it resonates with body, mind, heart, and soul.
Pleasing God, is My Ultimate Passion.
Pleasing God is my ultimate passion. As I retire each night in gratitude for His numberless blessings in my life, I ask to be protected from evil influences and to be taught by His angels who speak the words of Christ to my mind that I may know His will in my life – how I can help Him in his work, which is to bring souls to Christ, and what He would have me do the following day to best help Him in His work. I then get up and do it with enthusiasm, and in doing so I find peace and joy. At the same time, He knows I need to nurture body, mind, heart, and soul with appropriate exercises for all four dimensions of our beings.
As with all of us, I have had several challenges in my life to body, mind, heart, and soul. Learning that life’s challenges are growth opportunities is a major step in coming to know God, which is eternal life. Being grateful for them is hard, but most beneficial. I have felt to share, as appropriate, how I have overcome some of these challenges – desiring to help you and yours. If you see any in the list below that are appropriate for your needs or someone you love, my prayer is that what I share will help you overcome as well. Christ overcame all things. In Him, we have our ultimate hope in helping us overcome as well.
The Lord has designed our bodies miraculously to be self-healing if we will do our part in taking care of and nurturing properly body, mind, heart, and soul.
The following are sixteen physical challenges the Lord has helped me overcome. I will cover them in sequential blog posts. Here we only deal with heart attack.
Sixteen Physical Challenges
- Heart Attack
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Arrhythmia (life-threatening according to the Dr.)
- Debilitating back injury
- Blood circulation problems
- Constipation problems
- Eye-sight degeneration
- Knee injury
- Overweight challenges
- Prostate challenges; and
- Excessive epistaxis (nosebleeds).
I had a heart attack on the 1st of August, 2016. Stress is the number one killer, and I learned that my heart attack was caused by stress. The adrenal gland naturally secretes g-strophanthin to deal with exercise stress on the heart, but excess emotional stress can impede its release. Thanks to my youngest son, Nathan, he found an article on Mercola.com by Dr. Thomas Cowan entitled, “What’s the Real Cause of Heart Attacks?” His article described my situation perfectly. For some time now I have been taking a supplement that I get through my health-care practitioner from Dr. Cohen, which compensates when your body doesn’t produce enough g-strophanthin; it is Strophanthus Seed Extract, and I am now building back my cardio-vascular strength as I ride my mountain bike regularly. The two links highlighted in this paragraph above are worth reading if you have any heart issues.
Daily Healthy Habits
I believe the first law of heaven is stated by the Savior in Luke 10:25-27: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thy self.” Matthew quotes Jesus further saying that on these two commandments, “Hang all the law and the prophets.” In other words, all other commandments and gospel teachings depend on living these two commandments.
In my morning prayer, after the Lord has taught me during the night, I ask the Lord how I can best implement the Law of Love, and then let Him put in my mind those things that I can best do.
I then do my morning exercise routine (covered in my book) by listening to the Book of Mormon in French. Then during the day, I read from the New Testament the “Come Follow-Me” program along with my wife. I am now also reading Rob Kay’s “Voices From The Dust,” his adaptations showing the Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon, which I find very uplifting and inspiring.
Filling My Day
Then my day is filled with whatever activities, I feel the Lord wants me to do – including being a good steward over what the Lord has given, how I or we can be of service, take advantage of ministering opportunities, and we usually go to the temple weekly . Laughter is free medicine; be sure and get at least a daily dose.
If we don’t have other activities planned, we enjoy watching a good movie together, which is harder and harder to find. We often return to some of the classics that we always enjoy.
Life is good, and we rejoice in anticipation of the Lord’s Coming. We have been blessed with a wonderful family and friends and a rich heritage in this Land of Liberty. We are indebted to a loving Lord, whose mercy is ever there for us.
David W. Allan
P.S. Follow the Healthy Habits Series:
Healthy Habits: 1 Mind, Heart and Soul
Healthy Habits: 2 Healing, Recovery from a Stroke
Healthy Habits :3 Arrhythmia Solution
Healthy Habits: 4: Failing Eyesight and Blood
Healthy Habits 5: Healing Back Pain
Healthy Habits 6: Healthy Bones
Healthy Habits 7: Spiritual Well-being
Healthy Habits 8: Controlling Hypertension
Healthy Habits 9: Healing 8 Health Challenges